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Thearticle “Urban African American Women’s Explanations of RecurrentChlamydia Infections” was authored by Melva Craft-Blacksheare,Frances Jackson, and Theodore K. Graham. The article was published inthe Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing in 2014.The purpose of the article was to explore the reasons behind the highprevalence of Chlamydia recurrence among African American women,especially those living in the urban areas.

Howthe reading changed my opinion regarding the recurrence of Chlamydia

Fromthe article, recurrence of Chlamydia is more prevent in the urbanareas and it affected African Americans three times more than thegeneral population. I have always held an opinion that Chlamydia andits recurrence are more among men than women given the fact that menare more likely to have more partners than women irrespective ofwhether they are married or not. After reading the article, I nowunderstand that African women are more predisposed than other membersof the society since they are less educated about Chlamydia and otherSTIs (Craft-Blacksheare, Jackson &amp Graham, 2014).

Howto use the information in my career in health education

Thefindings reported by Craft-Blacksheare, Jackson &amp Graham (2014)indicate that civic education on STIs can reduce the number ofpatients visiting the clinic to seek for treatment. This is becausemany people get infected because they have limited knowledge aboutSTIs and how they can protect themselves. Therefore, I purpose tofocus on educating members of the society on prevention methods,instead of waiting for them at the clinic to offer them withmedication after infection. For example, organizing public forumswill create a platform for enlightening people on how they canprotect themselves from Chlamydia and other types of STI.

Relationshipbetween the reading and a current public health problem

Thearticle addresses one of the most common types of sexuallytransmitted on infections. The continuous spread of STI is a publicconcern given the large number of non-governmental organizations thathave been educating the society. Most importantly, the STIs affectedcommunities that are suffering from other challenges, includingpoverty.

Reference

Craft-Blacksheare,M., Jackson, F. &amp Graham, K. (2014). Urban African AmericanWomen’s Explanations of Recurrent Chlamydia Infections. Journalof Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing,43, 589-597.